Misuse of Drugs: Criminal Offences and Penalties

A Guide to Irish Law

By Martin McDonnell

The misuse of drugs in Ireland has prompted a growth in criminal prosecution over the last 20 years. This unique book provides a detailed narrative on the application of drug abuse legislation in Ireland. Dealing in particular with Ireland's principal Misuse of Drugs Act 1977 and 1984 and the Criminal Justice Act 2006 and 2007, the book covers all relevant case law and includes consolidated versions of the relevant drugs Acts, which have been heavily amended by the Criminal Justice Acts 2006 and 2007. Contents includes: international obligations * controlled drugs * possession * supply * possession with intent to supply * importation and exportation * production and cultivation * opium * prescription offenses * permissive offenses * advocacy offenses * miscellaneous offenses * defenses * Garda powers * penalties * forfeiture and confiscation * sentencing principles * Appendix: Misuse of Drugs Act 1977 & 1984; Misuse of Drugs Regulations 1988.

519 pages

Publication Date: 10/31/2010
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781847663146